Alias











Superboy III
Nick Name

Boy of Steel


Civilian ID

Kon-El


Aliases

Carl Krummett

Conner Kent


Occupation

Adventurer

Juvenile


Legal Status
Pseudo-clone with citizenship in the United States.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Project Cadmus, Metropolis
Group Affiliation

Legion of Superboys

Strike Force Superman

Ravers

Teen Titans

Young Justice


Base of Operations

Project Cadmus, Metropolis

Smallville, Kansas


Height
5' 7"
Weight
160 lbs.
Eye Color
Blue
Hair Color
Black
Known Powers

A pseudo-clone of Superman with abilities that mimic superhuman strength and durability via a tactile telekinetic field that also enables superhuman speed and flight.


May possess the latent abilities of laser vision, x-ray vision, macroscopic and microscopic vision, acute senses, hurricane-force and super-cooled breath.


Note: Because his powers are artificially manufactured to duplicate those of Superman, Kon-El does not suffer from the inherited weaknesses of other Kryptonians, such as Kryptonite, but he does not possess their full range of powers and level of strength and invulnerability.


Accessories
None
Common Enemies

Black Zero

Knockout

Pyra III

Sidearm


Regularly Appearing

Action Comics

Adventures of Superman

Superboy Vol. 3

Superboy and the Ravers

Superman Vol. 2

Teen Titans Vol. 2

Young Justice


First Appearance
Adventures of Superman #500 (June, 1993)
Creator
Jerry Ordway & Tom Grummett
Origin

After the death of Superman at the hands of Doomsday, scientist at Project Cadmus attempted to clone the man of steel, but without success.


Detecting the aura around Superman that lends to his invulnerability and flight, they were able to produce a clone from the genetic material of Lex Luthor, empowering it with abilities similar to Superman.


The pseudo-clone was artificially aged to about 15 years and implanted with knowledge and memories that would create an illusion to the public and himself that he was a true clone of Superman.


When it was discovered that the director of Project Cadmus intended on using the pseudo-clone for his own purposes, he was assisted in escaping to Metropolis. For a time he believed himself to be Kal-El, and competed for the title of Superman amongst other pretenders. When Superman returned, the pseudo-clone assumed the mantel of Superboy.